Bl oo dDi amond

Dalby Herald - - LIFE -

Mon­day, go!, 9.10pm, MA15+ (2006)

Leonardo DiCaprio (pic­tured) went two for two in 2006 with his great per­for­mance in The De­parted fol­lowed by an equally strik­ing ef­fort in Ed­ward Zwick’s stir­ring ac­tion-drama. DiCaprio plays cold-hearted South African di­a­mond smug­gler Danny, caught in a cross­fire of mo ral con­flict in civil war-stricken Sierra Leone. Dji­mon Houn­sou and Jen­nifer Con­nelly are part of his quest to pos­sess a price­less stone. Blood Di­a­mond has a lot in com­mon with The Con­stant Gar­dener – also struc­tured around the wages of war in Africa – but lac ks its sub­tlety. On the flip­side, the ac­tion is thun­der­ous and the hero­ics are gen­uinely ex­cit­ing.

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